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Edward William Harrison
Full name of worker at H.M. Factory Gretna (and any other names they are known by) : Edward William Harrison
Date and place of birth: 3rd February 1870, Carlisle
Date and Place of Death: 23rd November 1950 at Carlisle City general hospital of 5 Albert Place, Carlisle
Childhood: Single parent , no siblings evident
Parents: Isabella Harrison
Parents occupations: Cotton winder
Schools / universities attended and years of attendance: N/K
Occupation: Post man
Place of residence at Gretna:Carlisle
Marital status: Married
Positions held: N/K
Trivia / any other information: Yes
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Edward William Harrison 1870-1950
Edward William Harrison was born on 3rd February 1870 to Isabella Harrison , cotton winder of 4 Cowan’s Court, Botchergate, Carlisle. No father on record.
1871 – Living at Carrock Street, Botchergate, with his mother’s sister and family.
1881-12 Broad St, Carlisle with an assistant lodging house keeper. – deliverer aged 10
1891- 12 Currock Terrace, Botchergate, Carlisle with aunt . Edward is a postman
1893 2nd Quarter – married Annie Blaylock in Carlisle
1901- 73 Water Street .
1905 attested to territorial army.
1911- 5 Albert Place, Stanwix, Carlisle in 4 rooms. Had 5 children- only 1 surviving- a daughter Isabella. Working as town postman
WW1 too old for military service.
1921- Edwin William, Annie, Isabel and 1 other at 5 Albert Place , Stanwix. William Edward listed as an ex Gretna worker.
1939- Postman GPO living at Fusehill House Public Assistance Institution, former workhouse then City General Hospital.
23rd November 1950 died aged 80 at City General Hospital which had been the public assistance Institution where he and his family had lived in 1939. Usual address in 1950 – 9 Albert Place , Brampton Rd, Carlisle